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St Pancras International twins with Grand Central Terminal New York

St Pancras International twins with Grand Central Terminal New York

22 May 2014 Rail & Coach News

Commuters walking through St Pancras International will see stars and stripes today as the station celebrates partnering with one of the world’s most famous train stations - Grand Central Terminal in New York. As well as marking the first transatlantic station twinning, the partnership sees two internationally recognised landmarks, Grand Central Terminal and St Pancras International, join forces share information and host themed events.

Marriott brings tallest hotel in North America to New York

Marriott brings tallest hotel in North America to New York

8 January 2014 Hotel News

Marriott International and G Holdings have announced the opening of an iconic addition to the New York City skyline, a combined 378-room Courtyard hotel and 261-suite Residence Inn hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The $320 million tallest single-use hotel in North America is located at 1717 Broadway.

Bloomberg reveals New York tourism records

Bloomberg reveals New York tourism records

Outgoing New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has confirmed the city will reach 54.3 million visitors in 2013, a new all-time high and an increase of nearly 20 million additional annual tourists from 2002. By the end of this year, visitors to New York City will have generated $58.7 billion in overall economic impact and $39.4 billion in direct spending, while jobs in the leisure and hospitality sector are anticipated to reach a monthly average of more than 370,000 by year’s end, demonstrating the importance of the tourism and hospitality industry to New York City and its economy.

Ellis Island to reopen to public

Ellis Island to reopen to public

Ellis Island Immigration Museum, part of Statue of Liberty National Monument, will reopen to the public on Monday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy submerged the island a year ago. “We are delighted to be able to share Ellis Island’s uniquely American story with the world once more,” said superintendent David Luchsinger.

Dozens hurt in New York ferry crash

Dozens hurt in New York ferry crash

10 January 2013 Cruise News Tourism News

Dozens of people have been injured after a New York passenger ferry hit a dock during the Manhattan rush hour. A hole was torn in the bow of the vessel, the Seastreak Wall Street, during the incident, with 11 people seriously injured.

Subrata Roy picks up Plaza Hotel in New York

Subrata Roy picks up Plaza Hotel in New York

6 January 2013 Hotel News

Indian billionaire Subrata Roy has completed the purchase of the Plaza Hotel in New York for US$575 million. Sahara group, controlled by Roy, also bought the luxury hotel Dream New York from hotelier Vikram Chatwal for US$220 million.

Tornadoes hit New York city

Tornadoes hit New York city

9 September 2012 Tourism News

Two tornadoes have hit New York City’s borough of Queens and Brooklyn, causing damage to residential areas and power cuts. No serious injuries have been reported.

Richard Armstrong, Director of Guggenheim Museum in New York, appreciates Art & Tourism

Richard Armstrong, Director of Guggenheim Museum in New York, appreciates Art & Tourism

14 February 2012 Press Release Tourism News

Richard Armstrong is one of the personalities in the art world who needs no introduction. But for anyone who does not yet know him, since 2008, he has been the Director of the prestigious Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, one of the centers of excellence for modern and contemporary art housed in the famous spiral building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1940s.